Bass - Dicentrarchus Labrax
Shark / Ray
Beam / Bass
Suitable DisplayReef Tank
Usually grey or blue back with yellowish or white belly depending on surroundings. Two dorsal fins independent from one another.
First dorsal fin spiny with eight or nine spines.
Silvery fish with large scales that grows up to 1m +.
Sea Bass have been found from shallows as deeps as 20cm to 70 m in depth. The bass is predominantly a marine fish but are found in brackish water and in summer months enter estuaries and can move some way up rivers for breading purposes.
Bass spawn inshore during March through to June, usually in estuaries or similar surroundings for breading.